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Polish President Lech Kaczynski was killed early Saturday when the plane he was traveling in with his wife and a Polish delegation crashed at a western Russian airport, according to the Russian regional governor.
"There are no survivors," said Smolensk Governor Sergey Antufyev, according to his spokesman.
Ninety-seven people died in the plane crash, a Polish Foreign Ministry official told CNN.
Polish government officials were to hold an emergency meeting Saturday. At present, Prime Minister Donald Tusk is in charge of the government and the chief of parliament has taken over duties as president.
President Kaczynski, 60, had been traveling with a Polish delegation to Russia for the 70th anniversary of the massacre of Polish prisoners of war in the village of Katyn. Some 20,000 Polish officers were executed there during World War II.
The plane was approaching the airport at Smolensk, Russia - just a few miles east of Katyn - and probably hit some trees at the end of the runway, Paszkowski said.
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